Koestler Awards 2018
The Koestler Awards will be open for entries from January 2018; the deadline for submissions is Friday 13 April 2018.
This year’s themed category is ‘Connections’. Have a go at producing a poem, drawing, painting, song or any other Koestler artform using the word ‘Connections’ as a theme.
This year the Koestler Trust has partnered with Synergy Theatre Project to develop the Stage Play category. All Stage Play entries will be read and judged by a team of theatre professionals and ex-prisoners. Every entry will receive written feedback. The winners will be announced in September, followed by a prize-giving ceremony and a rehearsed reading in the autumn at a leading London theatre, and in the relevant prison if the 1st prize winner is a serving prisoner. You can read our Stage Play guidelines here.
Entry Forms and Guidance Notes are now available to download from our website. Hard copies will be sent out to prisons, young offender institutions, secure training centres, secure children’s homes, immigration removal centres, and high/medium security hospitals in the new year.